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UNILAG Shuts Campus, Hostels Over COVID-19 Scare

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UNILAG Shuts Campus, Hostels Over COVID-19 Scare

The University of Lagos has urged students to abandon campus hostels due to COVID-19 issues.

The decision was reached during a senate meeting on Wednesday.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, had called an emergency senate meeting to discuss the likely third wave of COVID-19.

The management decided at the meeting to postpone lectures until July 26, when they would resume via virtual means.

The medical center has previously reported an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, according to the university.

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“The University of Lagos Medical Centre wishes to inform all members of the University of Lagos Community about what appears to be the start of a potential 3rd wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos State.”

“The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, in his press statement issued on July 11, 2021, stated that since the beginning of July there has been a steep increase in the number of daily confirmed cases, with the test positivity rate going from 1.1% at the end of June 2021, to its current rate of 6.6% as at the 8th of July 2021. This is with a concurrent increase in the occupancy rate at Lagos State isolation centres.

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“The University of Lagos community has also been affected by this potential 3rd wave, with an increase in the number of patients presented to the University of Lagos Medical Centre with flu-like symptoms which are similar to COVID-19.

“The Medical Centre hereby assures all members of the University community, that all necessary actions in line with the Federal and Lagos State Government guidelines have been taken regarding this potential threat in our community.

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“Despite this threat to the return of normalcy, pursuit of education and daily livelihood, it has become imperative once more to judiciously adhere to the following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in order to curb the spread of this disease,” the centre had said in a statement.

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